Skateboarding Food 

Non-Profit Skatepark ‘4DWN’ is Feeding Families in Dallas

In the heart of South Dallas, the 4DWN nonprofit skate park stands as a transformative haven, seeking to reshape lives within the backdrop of one of the city’s most economically challenged neighborhoods. Founded with a resolute mission, 4DWN seamlessly integrates skate culture into its fabric, addressing the pressing issues of food insecurity and social justice.

Located in one of the nation’s largest food, infrastructure, and recreational deserts, 4DWN serves as a beacon of hope. Rob Cahill, the CEO and co-founder, leads this service-driven, value-based organization. His commitment is unwavering, making it 4DWN’s overarching goal to sustainably foster the well-being of children, families, communities, and the environment. The essence of 4DWN comes to life in a documentary that unveils its unconventional and deeply personal narrative. Beyond being a mere skatepark, it emerges as a resilience hub rooted in skate culture, confronting the multifaceted challenges of food insecurity and social justice in a community that often faces adversity.

“4DWN” tells the unconventional and deeply personal story of a South Dallas skatepark whose mission is to change the lives of everyone who walks through the gate. The 4DWN skatepark is a resilience hub rooted in skate culture, tackling the challenges of food insecurity and social justice in one of the city’s poorest communities. The magic of this skatepark-turned-urban farm is brought to life through a beautiful, intimate mixed-media approach that chronicles the past and present lives of the Park’s founders and one budding young skateboarder who finds kinship, camaraderie, and a reason to keep pushing. “4DWN” is more than a documentary; it’s an opportunity to join a community-driven initiative using skateboarding for positive change. Skate for a cause, and transform lives together.

In a significant move amplifying their impact, Dickies has pledged to match all donations 1:1, up to $100k. This contribution is a crucial lifeline for 4DWN’s continued mission. Every bit of support is not just a donation; it’s an investment in a community-driven initiative that leverages skateboarding to drive positive change. Contribute and be a part of this transformative journey, HERE.

Watch 4DWN, directed by Danny Schmidt, above, and donate to 4DWN’s mission HERE!

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